Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:11 AM
This kit has a nice sized surfboard and I want to add more so i used the board as a pattern and am in the process of making a copy out of balsa wood. Just traced it on a thick piece of balsa wood and when its shaped right I will add a piece of plastic for the fin.
Another view of the surfboard.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:07 AM
This one measures 7" long, 1 3/8" at it's widest point, and was about 1/2" thick when I started.
My son-in-law has been doing some major remodeling and I grabbed some scrap pieces.
I glued and clamped 7 pieces together and let it sit for 2 weeks (I work on an offshore drilling rig).
When I returned home, I downloaded a picture of the surfboard shape I wanted from a surfboard I found on E-Bay. I played around with the picture size until I had the size I wanted, traced the shape on my wood, my son-in-law held his belt sander upside down and I began shaping it. The tip was not bent, it was shaped by sanding away wood until I was satisfied with the basic shape and thickness. It did not take long with his belt sander. Next came the ole Emory board fingernail files.
I am still looking for the perfect wood for the fin. Then I will cut a small groove to attach the fin, stain it and cover it in Urethane.
This may sound complicated, but it not bad. My hardest part was picking the wood.
Hope this helps a bit.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:22 AM
I got lucky and took the cheap way out...at last years NNL East I scored a baggie of 5 kit-supplied boards for $2.50
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 04:06 AM
I stained it then covered it with Polyurethane.
Then I decided to clear coat it with Testers Enamel clear. The clear felt dry to touch but never hardened. If I set the board on a rack, it would sort of dent the finish. And this was after days and days of drying.
So I wet sanded with 1500 and 2000 and applied two coats of Future.
It came out pretty good, considering I snapped and had to re-glue the fin,(THREE TIMES)!
Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:41 AM
I have a modeling fiend in Australia, who is an avid surfer. I sent him a pix of a surfboard that I saw in the Ferrari store in South Beach, Fl. I think it was around $3,000. He sent me these three boards. The one on the left is from the pix that I sent him. The one on the right uses PE emblems.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:55 AM
Buy some 1/16th inch basswood, layer two sheets together, cut out shape and sand to your hearts content. Use a piece of sheet plastic for the fin. You can make a bunch boards for not much money.
The pics aren't about the board, but that's how I did this one.
Posted 31 July 2013 - 01:01 PM
The Roth Surfite came with at least three decent surf boards.